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2019-12-31

9:30PM

Buy Tickets - $95.00

All tickets include Champagne Toast at Midnight!

"Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing... he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive."
-The New York Times

New Year's Eve with Freddy Cole Legacy Band ft. Lionel Cole : Nat King Cole's Centennial Celebration

The Regattabar is proud to present Freddy Cole Legacy Band featuring Lionel Cole for the special New Year's Eve Celebration. 2019 is Freddy's late elder brother, Nat "King" Cole's Centennial. What a perfect way to celebrate the year going by and ring in the New Year!

Recognized as one of the great practitioners of American Song, Freddy Cole, like his late elder brother Nat "King" Cole, is widely regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz music. Growing up in a musical household, Freddy remembers, "music was all around me." Visitors of the Chicago home of his youth included greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton. He credits Billy Eckstine as a major influence. "He was a fantastic entertainer," Freddy recalls.

Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano, sings, and performs live with guitar and upright bass- just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, perhaps even jazzier. Freddy has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. His vocals--suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate--are among the most respected in jazz. Cole's career continues to ascend as he's moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form, with a style and musical sophistication all his own.

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